The City Council of Mariupol announced a gathering of local residents at the Port City shopping center and announced the opportunity to travel to Zaporozhye. The Russian side reported that 46 civilians had left the city the day before. Ukraine announced the possibility of evacuation from Mariupol” />

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On Sunday, May 1, the evacuation of civilians from Mariupol to the territory controlled by Ukraine is possible, the Mariupol City Council said in a Telegram message.

The city council named the time and place of the meeting— at 16:00 near the Port City shopping center, and urged those who have relatives or acquaintances in the city to contact them and inform them about the opportunity to travel to Zaporozhye.

The Russian side has not yet announced the possibility of evacuation from Mariupol on that day. RBC turned to the press service of the Commissioner for Human Rights for comment and sent a request to the Ministry of Defense.

At the same time, Reuters, citing its photographer, reports that a group of 40 people who left the territory of the Azovstal metallurgical plant arrived at a temporary accommodation center in the village of Bezymennoe in the Donetsk People's Republic. People were brought on buses with Ukrainian numbers, they were accompanied by a convoy of Russian military and vehicles with UN symbols, writes agency.

The day before, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense, 46 local residents were taken out of the city to Bezymennoye. They left along the humanitarian corridor from residential buildings near the Azovstal plant.

On February 28, the Ministry of Defense announced the blockade of the city by the DPR formations. At the end of March, the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, decided to create the administration of the city of Mariupol. It was headed by Konstantin Ivashchenko (a former deputy of the Mariupol City Council from the pro-Russian party “Opposition Platform” For Life, whose political council is headed by Viktor Medvedchuk). On April 22, according to Minister Sergei Shoigu, Mariupol was taken under control by the Russian army and the People's Militia of the DPR, and at the Azovstal plant “the remnants of nationalist formations” are blocked. President Vladimir Putin ordered to cancel the assault and block the territory of the plant.

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